But we shouldn’t overlook the other ingenues. Greenville is home of the GSA Technology Council (GSATC); Columbia’s industries benefit from data work at the University of South Carolina (USC); Greenville is known for its advanced manufacturing; and Fort Mill is right next to the booming tech scene in Charlotte, NC. The state has a way to go before it’s famous, but it’s trying very hard.
Data Science Research & Initiatives at South Carolina Universities
When it comes to data science research, South Carolina universities often have initiatives:
South Carolina’s online offerings are pretty slim, but a few of the major universities are represented. If you’re worried about committing to a distance learning degree, take a quick glance at our advice on what to look for in an online data science program.
Online Graduate Certificates in Data Science
When it comes to online data science graduate certificates, there’s not much in South Carolina. Fortunately, a number of well-respected schools in other states (e.g. Northwestern, Purdue, Stanford) have developed programs. You’ll find them all in our directory of Online Graduate Certificates in Data Science.
Online Master’s Degrees in Data Science
South Carolina has multiple choices for master’s students:
If you love the theory and practice of analytics, USC’s online Master of Applied Statistics is a stats lover’s dream. The degree includes the option to take SAS® Certification electives.
If you’re interested in business, Clemson has a blended MBA in Business Analytics (part online, part on-campus) that tackles topics such as business intelligence (BI), data management and warehousing, information systems, and the like.
If you can’t get enough of healthcare data, MUSC’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics will make you an expert in electronic health records (EHRs), data management, and analytic systems.
Data Science Bootcamps in South Carolina
Data science and data analytics bootcamps are other options that may jump-start your career in the field. Bootcamps in South Carolina may focus exclusively on data science, the study of how information is drawn from data, or data analytics, the processes by which specific insights can be extracted—or both data science and data analytics. See our guides to learn more about data science bootcamps or data analytics bootcamps in South Carolina.
Data Science Scholarships in South Carolina
For this section, we focused on funding that specifically applied to the school’s data program. However, the university’s Graduate Studies Office will have more information on general aid (e.g. diversity scholarships) and alternative financing options. For example, in USC’s MAS program, students from Arkansas, Georgia, and Kentucky can apply for in-state tuition credits from the SREB’s Academic Common Market.
Data Science Meetups & Communities in South Carolina
Carolina is still building its data science community, but there are some Meetup options available. If you’re in the Fort Mill area, you can also take advantage of the scores of groups in Charlotte, NC.
Charleston Data Science: This meetup features lots of talks and tutorials on tools & technologies (e.g. neural networks, machine learning in R, etc.).
Charleston Women in Tech: It may not be as focused as some of the other meetups, but women data scientists will find a lot of support here. There are regular seminars, networking events, mentor luncheons, and volunteer opportunities.
Data Science Conferences & Workshops in South Carolina
Dig South: Dig South is Charleston’s flagship tech event (and usually a pretty good party)! There’s an Innovation Conference, an invitation-only C-Level Summit for execs, and a Wild Pitch for growth-stage startups & accelerator grads. Bring your networking game.
Sales Analytics, Inc., which is a cloud-based business analytics platform for businesses with legacy computer equipment.
That’s not to mention all the startups. Or companies like KSH Solutions and CACI International that provide cyber security and engineering solutions to the federal government. Or the biotech firms. Or the aerospace sector. As we mentioned in the intro, the CharlestonWorks™ directory is a great place to start your job search.
Another center to keep an eye on is Fort Mill. There are a number of big banking and financial players in the area (e.g. Citigroup and LPL Financial Services) and the state has been active in luring tech businesses to the Lancaster County area.
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